Alex Hager, from Darien, Connecticut, is a reporter for Elon News Network. He is a Journalism major with minors in Spanish and Political Science. Alex is passionate about telling stories, hiking mountains, and wearing Hawaiian shirts.
Former Elon University professor Peter Kiwitt is convicted for possessing a sexual performance by a child in April 2017 in Greece, N.Y. Kiwitt was an assistant professor of cinema at Elon from 2005 to 2009, also serving as an advisor to the Cinelon student film organization.
The Elon University football team enters this weekend with a loss in its rearview mirror. It is the first time its been in that situation since the first week of September. With a 16-6 loss at the University of New Hampshire on Nov. 11 in the books and a matchup against No. 1 James Madison University coming up this weekend, the momentum may be slowing.
The national Lambda Chi Alpha Fraternity Board of Directors voted to suspend the Elon chapter. According to Tad Lichtenauer, Lambda Chi Alpha National Director of communications & IT, the suspension is a result of repeated social violations over several semesters, including holding un-registered parties off-campus.
Elon men’s basketball has its first game of the 2017-2018 campaign on Friday, and the Phoenix will be forced to hit the ground running. Elon will make the 40-minute drive to Durham to take on Duke, who starts the season as the best in the land.
As Elon University football's breakout season rolls on, it seems like the Phoenix's success has been nothing short of magical. After a 9-39 record over the last four seasons, Elon is 8-1 and on track to make the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) playoffs for the first time in program history.
The Spanish region of Catalonia has been embroiled in political turmoil for months in the midst of a growing separatist movement. On Friday, that turmoil came to head when Catalan lawmakers voted to declare independence. The Spanish government dismissed the region’s president and dissolved its parliament.
The Elon University football team collected its seventh win of the season and its fourth over a ranked opponent on Saturday, beating No. 13 Villanova University 19-14.
Elon University announced thirty new scholarships for students in the Odyssey program on Friday. The Odyssey program is a four-year academic program providing scholarships to students with high financial need, including many students who are the first in their families to attend college.
Xiaolin Duan thinks it's strange that so many Americans see China as a restrictive Communist state. She would say that it’s quite the opposite — and she would know. Duan spent her entire childhood there before moving to the United States for graduate school.
Elon University announced the selection of Connie Ledoux Book as its next president on Monday morning. Book was introduced to the Elon Community in an event in Alumni Gym on Monday afternoon following introductions from Kerii Anderson, Elon trustee, and Wes Elingburg, head of the presidential search committee.
Members of the Elon community gathered in Numen Lumen Pavilion on Monday afternoon in what was called " a time of prayer and lament" following Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, Nevada. The vigil, which was hosted by the Truitt Center for Religious and Spiritual Life, allowed people to speak and voice their thoughts and feelings. Among those that spoke were Jan Fuller, university chaplain, and Joel Harter, associate chaplain for protestant life.
A vigil offering a "a time of prayer and lament in response to the massacre" will be held at 1 p.m. in Numen Lumen Pavilion, according to an email sent to faculty and staff by Jon Dooley.
Elon SGA sets out flags to remember the lives lost on September 11, which may be more important now more than ever
Elon University senior Haley Muratore was arrested Friday night on a charge of driving while impaired. According to the Elon Police Department, Muratore was driving on East Trollinger Avenue when her vehicle ran off the right side of the roadway striking a utility pole.
Talk to just about any student at Elon and they’ll say they’re proud to go here. Some will tell you how much they love the campus, others will tell you how much they love their professors.
FOOTBALL Elon is facing a stacked schedule this fall. Five of the Phoenix’ opponents this year are ranked in the top 25 in the FCS coaches poll.
The office of Fraternity and Sorority Life (FSL) begins the school year without a permanent director, following the departure of Dan Faill in late June. Faill resigned his post as director to take a job with the University of California, Los Angeles Alumni Association.
Elon University’s campus has been loud at work with construction over the summer, and some new and renovated buildings will greet those returning to campus this fall. One of the biggest summer additions is the construction of a new residential neighborhood. Elon’s latest on-campus living spaces sit next to the Jimmy Powell Tennis Center at the former site of East Gym and historic neighborhood parking.